Seminars

  • Probing the Limits of Quantum Mechanics
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Dr. Itay Shomroni, École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (group of Tobias Kipenberg) Date :  19/01/2020 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nanotechnology center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:    Within the emerging field of Quantum Optomechanics, it has become possible in recent years to establish a quantum interface between light and the motion of an engineered mechanical oscillator, and to observe such effect …
  • Tailoring Materials by Strong Light-Matter Coupling
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Prof. Tal Shwartz, Chemistry Dept, at Tel Aviv University Date :  22/01/2020 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nanotechnology center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  When an excitonic material is placed inside a resonant optical cavity, the quantum-coherent interaction with light can give rise to formation of composite light-matter excitations known as polaritons. Although polaritonic systems have been studied for many …
  • Micro-photonics and nano-mechanics based on gas, liquid and plasma
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Prof. Tal Carmon, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion Date :  01/01/2020 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nanotechnology center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  TBA …
  • Catching and reversing a quantum jump mid-flight
    Seminar:  Colloquium QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Michel Devoret Date :  06/01/2020 – 10:30 – 12:00 Place:  :Nano Auditorium C50, Nano Building 206 Abstract:  Measurements in quantum physics, unlike their classical physics counterparts, can fundamentally yield discrete and random results. Historically, Niels Bohr was the first to hypothesize that quantum jumps occurred between two discrete energy levels of an atom. Experimentally, quantum jumps were directly obser …
  • Experimental generation and verification of non-classical states of engineered mechanical objects
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Dr. Shlomi Kotler, Advanced Microwave Photonics Group at NIST/Boulder Date :  08/01/2020 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nanotechnology center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  Why control mechanics at the quantum level? First and foremost, placing macroscopic objects in superposition states has captured the imagination and interest of physicist for over a century. Today, at 2019, researchers are able to fulfill some …
  • Manipulating Quantum Light on a Chip: From Heralded Single Photon Purification to Effective Photon-Photon Interactions
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Prof. Ronene Rappaport, Hebrew University, Jerusalem Date :  11/12/2019 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nanotechnology center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  Photons are a potential resource for a growing host of applications in quantum technologies and quantum information sciences. A particular interest is in effectively harvesting pure single photons from simple quantum emitters, and in finding effective ways for …
  • Simulating XY spins with coupled lasers
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Prof. Nir Davidson, Weizmann Institute of Science Date :  27/11/2019 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nanotechnology center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  Nir Davidson Dept. of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel We investigate phase locking of large arrays of coupled lasers in a modified degenerate cavity (MDC). We show that the minimal loss lasing solution is mapped to the gr …